The Lehigh Valley Charter High School for the Arts (Charter Arts) is a regional charter high school attracting students from a ten-county region in eastern Pennsylvania.  Charter Arts is a public charter school, funded by Pennsylvania taxpayer dollars. Students audition for acceptance into one of seven artistic majors: dance, instrumental music, literary arts, production arts, theatre, visual arts,  and vocal music.

Charter Arts’ unique arts-centered curriculum pairs pre-professional training in the arts with a rigorous core academic program. Students are accepted based only upon their artistic talent and potential.  Read the Board Policy regarding Admission of Students. What makes Charter Arts unique, and is a key component in the success of our students, is the arts emphasis within the curriculum. Charter Arts has created a culture of high achievement across all art and core disciplines. Our creative students think and learn differently.

Want to learn more about Charter Arts?

We have a variety of options available for prospective students and their families to learn more about our school:

(1) Tour Tuesdays If you were unable to attend one of our Open House Events which have concluded for this school year, you can sign up for an after-school tour of our facility.  These take place on Tuesdays and can be scheduled between 3:15- 5:00 PM.  To RSVP, use THIS FORM.

(2)  Call the Charter Arts Admissions Office to speak with our Director of Admissions, Ann Marie Squerrini, at 610-868-2971 Ext. 3137 or send an email to

Auditions for the 2022-2023 School Year

Audition dates for the 2022-2023 school year were held in February, however, if you are still interested in auditioning, a round of additional auditions for some majors and grade-levels will be held in June 2022 by appointment only.  You can request an appointment by using the Audition Request Form below. Once you complete the form, Charter Arts’ Director of Admissions will contact you to schedule the audition date and time.

Audition Request Form – JUNE 2022

Charter Arts is proud to celebrate its nineteenth year as one of the most respected high schools for the arts in the nation.  Charter Arts was one of only 349 schools in the nation to be named a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the U.S. Department of Education. 

The school has earned the Title I Distinguished School designation placing it in the top 5 % of all Title I high schools in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  Recently, Charter Arts was ranked as #1 Best Public High School Teachers in PA (out of 675) and #1 Best Charter High School in Pennsylvania on Niche’s 2022 Best Schools in America Rankings.

Read the 2020-2021 School Profile

Meet some of our students:

These videos were filmed in 2019 prior to Covid-19.